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WICZ DRAWS KIDVID FINE

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The FCC has fined NBC affiliate WICZ-TV Binghamton, N.Y., $110,000 for violating rules that limit the number of commercials TV stations may air during children’s programming hours. The station is…

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ABC INKS SCRIPPS DEAL

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ABC yanked its affiliation in Cincinnati from Citicasters-owned WKRC and inked a 10 year pact with Scripps Howard-owned WCPO, which currently is affiliated with CBS. The switch in the nation’s…

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BRISSETTE GROUP ON BLOCK

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Brissette Broadcasting Corp., a group owner of mid-and small-market TV stations, has retained investment bank Goldman Sachs & Co. to sell the company. Brissette owns eight stations; it’s headed by…

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BLACKSTAR GETS AFFIL

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Fox has struck again, this time through Blackstar, which has reached a deal to buy NBC affiliate KEVN Rapid City, S.D., from Heritage Media for $14 million. Blackstar is the minority-controlled…

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EX-FOX AFFILS DUMP PTAR

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The Federal Communications Commission waived the primetime access rule for four former Fox affiliates that scrambled to become NBC and ABC affils following last year’s affiliation agreement between…

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